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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By holdover
Re: Model AA High Speed Rear Axel

There is a world of difference between the rear axle for a '29 pickup and a '30-31 AA rear axle. The '29 and spring arrangement is functionally the same as a standard Model A, the AA rear has side...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,008
Posted By holdover
Re: Working in the garage

I also have a magnet on rollers that I got at Northern tools , works great. Before welding I clear the area of any combustibles, always have fire extinguishers handy (over 8 of them spread around my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,276
Posted By holdover
Re: Did you restore the car yourself?

"that in this day & time where knowledge is so easy to obtain, talent to implement the obtained knowledge is so rare to find!"


Best statement I have seen in a long time! Like the old statement...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,276
Posted By holdover
Re: Did you restore the car yourself?

Did two, '29 Coupe & '31 AA SWB, bought the 4 others, '29 CCPU, '31 AA LWB, '31 TuDor and back in 1966 '30 Coupe. About to turn 74 and don't seem to have the drive I once had, so from now on it will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By holdover
Re: Wood graining

like everything else Google it, you'll find more than you wanted to know.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By holdover
Re: Shade tree test

yes, but it will not give you an idea of its true output. It doesn't take much to work the ignition system.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By holdover
Re: Elkins, West Virginia

Cass has two train rides, one a 2 hour one to Whitaker Station and a 4 hour one to Bald Knob, both use the Shay engines. Depending on the time of the year, reservations might be a good idea. There is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,371
Posted By holdover
Re: Stupid Question #2: how does an iron frame act as a ground on our cars

Steel works pretty good, that is how power gets to your house
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,136
Posted By holdover
Re: A Matter of $$

I was going to comment about the pitfalls of this conversation from over 60 years of working and restoring vehicles, but many good points have already been made. The piece of advice I will give is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By holdover
Re: Equipment to polish car paint

as Brent says.... There is no fast and easy way to a correct job. Follow the steps, stay away from high speed and heavy cutting compound. If not familiar with the process I would try a small spot,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,649
Posted By holdover
Re: Mikes model A ford parts

My dealings with Mikes shows that he is a class act, as is all the major suppliers often shown on this site. Who ever I buy from if it a part that I need right now, I call to check stock. Usually...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,337
Posted By holdover
Re: Toyota chassis

If you just had the body and not a complete car with a defective engine, I would say take the measurements and see if it could be done. Having a car with a defective engine for value sake I would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By holdover
Re: Battery price

++ Rural King, got mine in Pulaski VA 2 yres ago, still working great.. Believe they are made by Exide.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By holdover
Re: What to do w Virginia?

Not Model A but worth the trip; Sharpsburg MD Battlefield, Downtown Old Town Winchester, at MP 264 Rte 81 New Market Battle Field and museum Many things to do..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By holdover
Re: Hubs for new cast drums

Why don't you call Randy and ask. I am sure with all the brake work he does on Model A's he would be a good resource for the answer. I can attest to the quality of his work also..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,560
Posted By holdover
Re: Junkyard Memories

Railcarmover,


Spent many a night at Islip in the late 50s and 60s. Crewed on Ted & Freddy Harbacks modified team from Huntington.. Those were the says...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,613
Posted By holdover
Re: misdiagnosis based on assumptions

surprised the wheel didn't fall off..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,205
Posted By holdover
Re: Pulled over by the Police!

Back in my hometown, Huntington New York in the early 60's the local officers enjoyed seeing my original '31 coupe, one commented that they didn't have to worry about one teenager driving at a high...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,287
Posted By holdover
Re: How Old Are Your Tires?

The ones on my '29 CCPU are about 20 yrs old. They looked good till about a year ago then started cracking. Bought new ones last night for the PU and got my taste of sticker shock. Between tires,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By holdover
Re: Lebaron Bonney

Very satisfied with the quality of Classtique, was concerned when LB closed but Mike is a class act..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By holdover
Re: Shipping

Rock auto shipping is fair BUT often times the parts come from different warehouses in their system, then your shipping is multiplied because you get charged for each location, often eliminating any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,778
Posted By holdover
Re: letting go

Sorry to hear about your health condition. At 73 I am facing issues that I never thought I would have to deal with. I am fortunate that I have a son and two grandsons that enjoy my five model As and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By holdover
Re: Starter issue

If you can turn it over easily with the crank, when the plugs are in, it is not an engine problem or bolts interfering (remember starter bolts no longer than 1"). As to the starter when you bench...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,639
Posted By holdover
Re: Masking Carburetor

You can purchase Krylon Lacquer paint at Lowes in a spray can
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,145
Posted By holdover
Re: Driving The "A" In a Parade

Usually I stay in 1st gear and leave a bit of following distance to allow for the slow/fast movement. It is not my favorite form of driving, but the grand kids love it. I do not have an over heating...
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